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DeafDigest Blue – October 18, 2009

DeafDigest Blue - October 18, 2009

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We cannot afford a third mass protest. - Sunday October 11th Deaf pro golfer Sung Lee, South Korea, lost his chance to win the 1.25 million dollar Indian Open by losing in the first extra hole in the playoffs. He won his only other pro tournament in 2007 - Monday October 12th Because of budgetary concerns, the Washington, DC police may drop its Deaf and Hard of Hearing Liaison Unit. Instead, police officers interested in interacting with the deaf and the hard of hearing may volunteer for special training in order to respond to incidents in the deaf/hard of hearing community - Tuesday October 13th The New York Deaf theatrical community has protested the casting of a hearing actor in the play "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" where the main character is a deaf person. The play producers have refused to budge from their casting decision. - Wednesday October 14th The Gallaudet presidential search committee said that the new president will be announced on Sunday October 18th (Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition) .. Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: a year ago in DeafDigest News of the Week - Gallaudet board of trustees has formed the Presidential Search Advisory Committee. It will be headed by Jim Macfadden, with Cynthia Ashby, Nancy Kelly-Jones, and Frank Wu serving as committee members. Additional members will be added later on. Sole mission is - find a good person to serve as the next Gallaudet president. This good person shall have these qualities: - leadership skills - understanding of deaf/hard of hearing communities - other characteristics The buzzword right now is: PSAC ! This is the name of the newly minted committee. .. Kristine Hall, who is deaf, will be featured on The Price is Right TV game show. They are saying she may be the first deaf contestant to reach the finals. DeafDigest is not sure of that claim, but much research must be done to determine if Kristine has become the first deaf finalist in any TV game show. .. Signing Gospel Concert 2009! Friday, October 30, 2009; 7:30 pm Evangel Cathedral 13901 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 For more info: email .. The-First-Of-Its-Kind-Camp The camp is designed for only forty-eight high school aged deaf and hard of hearing youths of all ethnic/racial backgrounds African-American, Latino, Asian, and (Native) American Indian, bi-racial, multi-racial Sponsored by National Deaf People of Color Council June 13-27, 2010 Camp Taloali, in Stayton, Oregon to see the flyer, click on: for more information and camper application form, click on: to apply as a staff member: to apply as a camp worker: For more information, contact: or ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday) ................................................................ ................................................................ FALL SAVINGS AT WCI 10% OFF GENTEX SMOKE DETECTORS Safeguard your home with a Gentex Smoke Detector and save 10% off the price in October. Choose from either hardwired or portable units. Each one offers a reliable, early warning to the presence of smoke. For more details and to order, call us now 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us online at: (Use code WCID1009). For a copy of our new catalog, email your request to: WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology ................................................................ ................................................................ A REQUEST FOR AN INTERPRETER This is a true story. A deaf person was arrested in Cleveland few years ago. The police station did not know where to get an interpreter for him. The police chief had to call several interpreting agencies to ask for cost of an interpreter. This took almost all day! If we request an interpreter, and the interpreter shows up in one hour, we are lucky! - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) A DEAF PILOT AND A MILITARY PLANE We have about 200 deaf and hard of hearing pilots all over the world. Almost all of them cannot use the radio to communicate with the tower because of their deafness. What happens if a military plane flies to the deaf pilot's airplane? Not a problem because all deaf pilots know that if a military plane is on the right side of the airplane, it is a signal to land at the nearest airport. - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) THE DEAF IN AUSTRALIA Australia has approximately 150,000 deaf people. Historians know that England, in the 18th century, sent their prisoners to Australia to live there for good. Were there any deaf people among the prisoners sent to Australia? Yes, some of them were, according to Breda Carty and Darlene Thornton, Australian Deaf historians. GALLAUDET LOOK-ALIKES IN WASHINGTON, DC Do we have Gallaudet "copycats" in Washington, DC? Can't be since there is only one Gallaudet University in the District of Columbia. Take a look at the Bison, the mascot and the nickname of all Gallaudet athletic teams. Howard University uses the same Bison nickname as Gallaudet. Indeed way back when there were Gallaudet-Howard athletic contests in baseball, basketball and football, it was the Bison against the Bison. And now this - Buff and Blue is Gallaudet's colors. George Washington University has this same Buff and Blue colors that they tout as theirs! And speaking of the logos, the George Washington University logo may be confused as Gallaudet's logo if one looks at it from afar. ................................................................ 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We had a good number of deaf upholsterers in the past, but not too many, if any, nowadays. There is one in Texas, especially in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. DeafDigest editor spotted the ad while surfing the internet. DEAF ISSUES (short series; based on comments by educators and deaf service professionals) While we have 2,000 deaf education programs in USA, only a tiny fraction have counselors that know the deaf and are qualified to advise the deaf (series to continue until it runs out) WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? being asked: are you a family member of the client? screamed the interpreter: I'm a PROFESSIONAL ! if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series Although the basic keyboard layout of a steno machine has not changed in this new digital age, there are many features about newer steno machines that have changed. Just as we have gone from manual to electric typewriters to computer keyboards, there also have been changes in the stroke depth, tension adjustments, and keyboard pressure for steno machines. With older steno machines, the keys had to be depressed hard enough and deep enough so that the keys would make contact with a ribbon that would leave an ink imprint on the steno paper. Now there are new steno machines where keys can barely be touched, and they still will make contact to record the steno strokes. The touch of a steno keyboard is still a very personal preference. Some court reporters and captioners prefer longer, deeper strokes, while others like a very light touch. Some steno machines are highly adjustable and can adapt to both long and short strokes, while others have now eliminated much of the up and down movement of the keys and require very little pressure on the keyboard. When purchasing a new steno machine, one of the main things that court reporters or captioners consider is how the touch feels to them. ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT there is no such a thing as ADA in where I work, but it all depends on who you are with - some groups have positive attitudes towards the deaf whereas others do not; you just deal with whatever you're faced with! (series to continue for a number of weeks) ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section ................................................................ ................................................................ announcement HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING: Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are grossly underserved by both the physical health and the behavioral health care system. In many cases, the patient as well as the health care provider who may provide service to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of accommodations in the health care setting so that all persons have equal access to health related information. A new web site called was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of hearing. Each month the topics discussed will change. Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you want to learn more about. ................................................................ ................................................................ Hot DeafNews boring, but important! The USA Today ran a piece on deaf prisoners, saying that their lives are being made more miserable behind the prison walls .. The Deaf and the Law Suppose it is a rural setting and a police officer stops a deaf person on a traffic violation and an interpreter is requested. What is the officer going to do? The rule of thumb is to wait for a reasonable amount of time - and if the interpreter is not available (rural area), then the police officer is obligated to use pad and pen. This is not a hard and fast rule, though. .. DeafADA Issue of the Week: What are you going to do if ADA regulations are being followed but the way it is being followed is weak? Examples are: - garbled captions on a TV program - shoddy interpreting - feeble flashing signalers .. The Captioning Blunder of the Week: the ghey (key) factor is that we need to..... .... What became of? Donald Moore - past student, Gallaudet University - present Information Technology officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago with "past" and "present" details .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: Doug Pravda, a 2nd year student at Harvard Law School, has made the Harvard Law Review - it is understood that he is the first deaf person to achieve this honor at Harvard. .. News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: Sign language less important than Sotho and Venda, both spoken languages in South Africa? There are more deaf people using South African Sign Language as opposed to those that speak Sotho and Venda. Despite these stats the government refuses to recognize the South African Sign Language as an official language. South Africa already has 11 official languages. What is one more language to this nation? Deaf leaders are spearheading the movement to win government recognition of Sign Language. (editor's note: sign language has since then won recognition in South Africa) .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: Why is it that when something goes wrong, the deaf person is blamed for it? It may not matter that he may not have been within 500 feet of whatever happened! Examples are: - dented wall in the apartment hallway - a broken vase in a workplace desk - a dent in the door of a parked car - a trampled-on plant in a garden The angry hearing person, upon discovering the mishap, will immediately point his finger at the deaf person! .. A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: Your customers allow you to reschedule them so you can attend your health benefits open enrollment meeting ..something you were not aware about until the week before .. A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? said a DeafDigest subscriber: I went to a hospital for a doctor's appointment. At the registration counter, I was asked for my mailing address, but I thought she said billing address. I couldn't lipread the difference between mailing and billing (these names look the same when you try to lipread) if you have lipreading tales, please share these with -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Announcements Indiana School for the Deaf Indianapolis, IN The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings for the following positions: Job Posting # Closing Date Spoken English Specialist 565495 11/04/2009 Food Service Supervisor 565667 10/30/2009 Educational Audiologist 565607 10/27/2009 (#) = number of job available for that position. Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana State Personnel website at If you have any questions please contact Carole Morgan in our Human Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6340 v/tty) or E-Mail: Website: Mission Statement-The Indiana School for the Deaf Community promotes academic and social excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students through a Bilingual/Bicultural environment. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Position Openings The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School Framingham, MA -Middle School Supervising Teacher The Learning Center for the Deaf - Education Director Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf. Competitive salary, full range of benefits. For more information on the positions listed above visit our web site at Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to: Lynn Marshall The Learning Center for the Deaf 848 Central Street Framingham, MA 01701 Fax: 508/875-9203 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Family Partner Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf Framingham, MA Definition: The Family Partner works in the community support Wraparound program. She/he is responsible for support and advocacy to parents/caregivers, providing some direct services and helping families identify strengths, needs and access community resources. Requirements: The candidate should have experience providing supportive services to families or to individuals with emotional or behavioral disturbance, preferably as a caregiver. ASL skills and bicultural competency are required. Bachelor's degree preferred but not necessary. The Family Partner must be able to work collaboratively with a team and possess effective interpersonal and communication skills. Time flexibility and some availability during evening/weekend hours is required as is a valid Massachusetts drivers' license. Send Resume, cover letter and references to: Lynn Marshall The Learning Center for the Deaf 8484 Central Street Framingham, MA 01701 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Opportunity Residential Counselor for Girls Dorm The Learning Center for the Deaf Framingham, MA Residential Counselor for Girls Dorm Residential Counselor will provide leadership to residential students to develop, implement and monitor all residential activities, which support residential students' social, physical, intellectual, communication and emotional development. Requirements: BA/BS degree in Human Services or equivalent preferred. High School diploma with 2 years of experience in residential setting or supervisory level may be equivalent. Fluent in American Sign Language. Ability to communicate and work effectively as part of a team. Knowledge of issues and priorities important to the students' needs in residential program preferred. Competency in Microsoft Office software programs. Willingness to work a varied schedule. MA Driver License must be secured and in good standings. Experience and skill in developing, implementing and/or planning activities for residential students. Reports to Peter Bailey, Director of Student Life. Send Resume, cover letter and references to: Lynn Marshall The Learning Center for the Deaf 8484 Central Street Framingham, MA 01701 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions Austine School for the Deaf/ Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing various locations in Vermont - Education Interpreter - 2 positions available, separate locations; Bennington VT & Brattleboro VT Fluency in ASL required RID certification preferred. Successful completion of Interpreter training Program preferred - Client Support Specialist For ACCESS Access is a community based employment program for Deaf & Hard of Hearing individuals. Two openings for this part time position - 10 hrs a week-short term to cover maternity leave. Anticipated for 3 months starting in December 2009. Brattleboro, VT H S diploma required Experience with deafness & Deaf Culture Valid driver's license & personal car required. Must be flexible-some evening work may be required - Director of Alternative Programs Full time in Brattleboro VT VT State Adm. License Masters Degree of Deaf Education or related field Minimum of 5 yrs. Of teaching & Adm. Experience Proficiency in ASL Please send letter of interest & resume to Kelly Therieau at -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- announcing an opening for Elementary School Teacher - temporary The American School for the Deaf West Hartford, CT The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut. It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school. It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America. PRIMARY DUTIES (a) Instructs deaf/hearing-impaired students in academic/life skills. (b) Evaluates student performance, provides feedback as needed (c) Prepares reports, IEP's, parent letters, lesson plans and other reports as needed. (d) Maintains appropriate classroom management and environment (e) Participates in departmental, school-wide committee work, curriculum work. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification. SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus. Good judgment. Ability to work in a collaborative team setting. Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Bachelor's Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will be considered. HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and letter of application to: Human Resources Office American School for the Deaf 139 North Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107-1269 FAX (860) 570-1832 The American School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/V/H/D. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- employment opportunity - available now Elementary Teacher Las Vegas Charter School of the Deaf Las Vegas, NV Required credentials: Send an application, current resume, letters of recommendation and copies of transcripts Minimum qualifications: - Bachelor's Degree, preferably Master's Degree in Deaf Education - Experience teaching and working with Deaf and hard of hearing students - Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the advanced skill level Major duties and responsibilities: - Performs work associated with standards-based student instruction; prepares lesson plans and develops input for the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). - Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the areas of assessments, progress monitoring, behavior management, and curriculum development. - Participates in activities related to staff development and training/workshops. To obtain information: Please contact Cathy Bennett, Director at -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open position Computer Integrated Machining Technology (CIMT) Instructional/Support Faculty National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester Institute of Technology REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Technical/Industrial Education or related field. Sign language proficiency. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Secondary or post-secondary teaching; industry experience. AA/EOE Review of applications begins: November 13, 2009 This position is subject to available funding For more details and to apply on line please go to: KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#32632 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Seeking Applicants For Full-time Web Developer Rochester Institute of Technology National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester, NY (professional staff position) The RIT/NTID Marketing Communications department seeks a full-time Web developer to create online marketing content and applications Required: - Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, new media or related field - Two to three years experience in Web design and development - Strong PHP programming skills - Experience building database-driven websites with semantic, standards-based XHTML and CSS For a detailed job description and to apply, visit the RIT Career Zone at and enter IRC31727 or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf in the College/Division section. Review of applicants will continue until position is filled. All applicants must apply online. We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT's core values, honor code and statement of diversity. People who are deaf or hard of hearing are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about RIT/NTID, visit http?// -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Announcement Job Title: Executive Director Employer: Southwest Washington Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (SWCDHH) Vancouver, Washington Job Description: These responsibilities include management of personnel and services: implementation of Board policies; communication with the public, Board and community; program development; fundraising; data collection and fulfilling state reporting requirements; and direct client services to provide mentoring, advocacy, community access, and information and referral. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Knowledge and Abilities Desired: - Thorough familiarity with the American Deaf culture and issues facing Deaf and Deaf-Blind consumers is required. - Full knowledge of the special needs and issues of those who are Hard of Hearing. - An understanding of the current issues related to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing consumers accessing public and social services, in addition to familiarity with laws and regulations pertaining to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing consumers. - Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting concepts and practices, knowledge of personnel management practices and knowledge of the social service delivery system. - Proven ability/skills with grant writing. Minimum Qualifications/Required Skills: - A Bachelor's degree in Social Services, Counseling, Psychology, or a related field; a Master's degree is preferred - Experience in providing social services to the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing (3 years) with supervisory experience (1 year) - Fluency in American Sign Language - Good communication skills including presentations and report writing. Salary and benefits based upon qualifications and experience. SWCDHH is an equal opportunity employer; people with disabilities and minorities are encouraged to apply. TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references by regular mail or email. Deadline: October 15, 2009 Mail: ATTN: Search Committee - Executive Committee % SWCDHH PO Box 871268 Vancouver, WA 98687 Email: For more information, contact John Burke (Board Chairman) at -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Independent Living Advisor Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc Salisbury, Maryland Full/Part Time Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life. Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills, such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication resources, medication administration and developing community relationships. Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required. Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of references to : Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. Human Resources Department 806 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, Maryland 21804 or fax to 410-543-4874. Position is open until filled -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special notes: (located at the bottom of the Gold section)

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